“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – What is patience?”……There are two Greek words translated as “patience” in the New Testament. Hupomon─ômeans“a remaining under,” as when one bears up under a burden. It refers to steadfastness in difficult circumstances. Makrothumia, which is used inGalatians 5:22, is a compound formed bymakros("long") andthumos("passion" or "temper"). "Patience" inGalatians […]

“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit no. 5 – Kindness……Galatians 5:22-23lists thefruit of the Spirit-the resulting character of someone who is allowing the Holy Spirit to develop maturity in his or her life. The fifth characteristic, kindness, is called "gentleness" in the KJV.……We are not naturally inclined to feel kindness to one another. …The world […]

“The Fruit of the Holy Spirit – What is goodness?” Goodness: God’s Character and Man’s Potential The spiritual fruit of goodness enables sinful man to do good and to be good-good in the truest sense of the word. Goodness, after all, is the essence of God’s nature. The Bible says that it is the goodness […]

2. Joy?”……The Greek word for joy is chara. Joy is the natural reaction to the work of God, whether promised or fulfilled. Joy expresses God’s kingdom-His influence on earth (Romans 14:17). The Spirit's production of joy can manifest in several different ways:…The joy of deliverance: When God sets someone free, rejoicing is in order. ……1 […]

3. Peace?”…Paul urges us , …Romans 12:18…18 Do all that you can to live in peace with everyone. What a perfect example of our role in the Fruit of the Spirit mentioned inGalatians 22-23.…We are to submit our wills to God’s leading and our actions to God’s Word, but the actual results are up to […]

The Fruit of the Holy Spirit …Galatians 5:22-23 tells us, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control."…This is one of the most beloved passages in the Bible…But the “Fruit of the Holy Spirit” has also been misinterpreted by many as characteristics that believers should somehow […]

“What does the Bible say about faithfulness?”…Faithfulness is steadfastness, constancy, or allegiance; it is carefulness in keeping what we are entrusted with; it is the conviction that the Scriptures accurately reflect reality. To be faithful is to be reliable and unwavering, and the Bible speaks of this type of faithfulness in four ways: As an […]